The 2023-24 season and special concerts lineup for the Oratorio Society of New York, under the direction of Music Director Kent Tritle, has been announced in celebration of its 150th Anniversary.
Opening the season is "Bach's Magnificat and Mozart's Requiem." The soloists, including soprano Laquita Mitchell, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, tenor Eric Carey, and bass Adam Lau, will perform with the Orchestra of the Society. The concert will take place at 7 pm on the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
Performance Date: November 6, 2023
The society's 149th rendition of "Handel's Messiah" will feature soprano Kathryn Lewek, countertenor Daniel Moody, tenor Martin Bakari, and baritone John Brancy. The concert will begin at 7 pm on the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
Performance Date: December 18, 2023
The "Celebratory Concert" will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church (St. Bart's) at 7 pm. The program will showcase organ reductions of the final movements of Mahler's Second Symphony and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Organist and arranger David Briggs will be joined by soloists soprano Susanna Phillips, contralto Heather Petrie, tenor Joshua Blue, and baritone Tyler Duncan. An open call for scores is currently ongoing, and one selected work will be performed at this concert.
Performance Date: March 5, 2024
Handel's "Samson" will feature soprano Nola Richardson, mezzo-soprano Mary Beth Nelson, tenor Lawrence Jones, baritone Sidney Outlaw, and bass-baritone Joseph Beutel. The oratorio performance will take place at 7 pm on the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
Performance Date: May 6, 2024
The Society's 2023-24 season also includes the 47th annual Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition on April 13, 2024, held at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. This competition features eight young artists who compete for cash prizes.